Available May 20-October 14, 2023
Looking to start your trip in Silverton? Our Silverton Silverlight Express is your ticket! This trip is ideal for passengers staying in Silverton, Ouray, or Telluride who want to experience the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad without making the early morning drive to Durango! Choose between any seating options on our 2:00 pm train departure (recommended) or our 2:45 pm departure (with limited layover time in Durango) from Silverton. Combine it with a van shuttle service back in the evening departing from the Durango Depot at 7:00 pm and arriving in Silverton (Grand Imperial Hotel) at 8:15 pm. Enjoy some sightseeing, shopping, or dinner in Durango prior to your transportation via van back to Silverton.
Regular train fares* apply plus a $45 per passenger van fee.
*plus 8% historical preservation fee
Trains leave Silverton at 2:00pm (diesel) and 2:45pm (steam).
Please be advised that van seating is not assigned and is on first-come, first-served basis. Van shuttle service is provided by Buckhorn Transportation.
Only Standard Class train seating is available for booking online. Deluxe, First Class, and Presidential must be booked by phone by calling 1-877-872-4607. All ages need a seat on the van regardless of buying a train ticket. Children under the age of 4 not occupying a train seat must still be booked for the van service. For bookings with children under the age of 4, or if you need a booster seat, please call reservations directly 1-877-872-4607.
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